CUPE Local 1880, CAS workers of Algoma reach tentative agreement

    SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The CAS workers of the
Children's Aid Society of Algoma, CUPE Local 1880, have reached a tentative
agreement, with ratification expected by Friday, June 6.
    "We're really pleased with both the agreement and the fact that we were
not forced to strike. It was an extremely difficult round of bargaining, but
with the assistance of our conciliator we were able to come to, what believe
is, a fair deal," said Lee-Ann Pettenuzzo, vice president of CUPE 1880.
    The main issues at the bargaining table were wages - CUPE 1880's salary
is in the bottom 10 per cent of CAS workers in the province, workload members
are carrying, and health and safety issues.
    When the agreement has been ratified details will be released.

For further information:

For further information: Lee-Ann Pettenuzzo, Vice President CUPE Local
1880, (705) 257-7172; Rick Alexander, CUPE Representative, (705) 943-5515

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